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APA Citation Style

This research guide will help students format their research papers using APA citation style.

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What You Need From Your Source

Most citations require the same basic information - you need the name of the source, the author, the date, and the place you found it.

APA Citation Elements

This diagram shows how to locate the elements for an APA citation from the PDF version of an example article:

So what does the finished citation look like?

Cadell, S., Reid Lambert, M., Davidson, D., Greco, C., & Macdonald, M. E. (2022). Memorial tattoos: Advancing continuing bonds theory. Death Studies, 46(1), 132–139.